UPDATE: Crime Rate up in Postville since May’s Raid

As kyledb at Citzen Orange reported earlier today, the AP is reporting that the crime rate has risen in Postville, Iowa since May.

POSTVILLE, Iowa – Postville’s police chief says he’s trying to add another officer to his staff as crime has risen in the city after an Immigration raid in May.

The Agriprocessors meatpacking plant was raided May 12, when 389 people were charged with being in the country illegally. Most were also charged criminally.

Postville Police Chief Michael Halse says the workers who have come to replace those picked up in the raid are temporary. He says he doesn’t know their backgrounds or where they came from.

Halse says he hopes life will return to the way it was before the raid, but predicted that normalcy could be years away.

So, let me get this straight. The Department of Homeland Security (through Immigrations and Customs Enforcement Agents) spent tons of taxpayer money in order to arrest these “criminals” that were working insanely hard shifts at a meat-packing plant in order to feed their families. And since these “criminals” were apprehended and carted off to jails or sent back to their home countries, the crime rate has risen.

Interesting. I think their might be a slight flaw in the logic ICE used to justify this raid. What do you think?

Way to go ICE.

2 responses to “UPDATE: Crime Rate up in Postville since May’s Raid

  1. Thanks for the link, Rachel. I’m glad you picked up on this, because this should be huge news.

  2. Interesting piece. Like your other post on the statistic correlation between immigrants the number of crimes, it shows how public opinion on crime committed by immigrants is far off the mark. Now, if we could only reform immigration laws which earmark minor convictions as aggravated felonies . . .

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